Friday, January 11, 2013

Life Guard wins Appeal

An appeals court is overturning a ruling against a deaf life guard. Nicholas Keith says Oakland County, just outside of Detroit violated his ADA rights when it fired him before he even started work at the Oakland County wave pool. A Michigan judge dismissed his case in 2011, but Keith appealed and now a higher court has unanimously agreed with Keith. Born deaf, he is a certified lifeguard and wears a cochlear implant.